Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Historic Marietta - Hilton Hotel and Conference Center on the Grounds of the Georgia Military Institute, a Photo Journal Part 1

Spent Valentines weekend with my lovely wife in the Atlanta area and enjoyed the beautiful Hilton Marietta Hotel and Conference Center.  I was genuinely surprised at the historical significance of this property and this enhanced the enjoyment of our stay. This hotel was built on the grounds of the former Georgia Military Institute which trained and educated young men in Georgia up to the War Between the States, from 1851 until 1865. This hotel has embraced their historical ties to this Southern and Confederate landmark.  The hotel exterior design is meant to reproduce the grand Southern architecture and the large beautiful lobby has wonderful furnishings and displays paintings, prints, and even an historic cannon and a copy of the Georgia Military Institutes Regulations for the cadets.  The cannon is an actual historic piece, one of four given to the Georgia Military Institute by the U.S. government in 1851 and captured in 1864 by the Federals as they approached Atlanta.  It was returned to the City of Marietta in 1921 from Gettysburg PA and two of the other cannons are on the Georgia State Capitol grounds in Atlanta.  The front of the hotel has a grand entrance with stately trees and Georgian architecture influence.  The back of the hotel overlooks the City Club Marietta Golf Course and the Kennasaw Mountain on the horizon with a veranda on the back of the hotel just a few strides to some of the course greens.  The hotel offers numerous conference rooms and a full service restaurant and bar. Very accommodating staff who ensured all our special requests were fulfilled. A very enjoyable weekend at the Marietta Hilton.
Hilton Marietta Hotel and Conference Center Front Approach

Rear  View of the Marietta Hilton 

View from Marietta Hilton Showing Golf Course and Kennesaw Mountain

Inspiring History - Unforgettable Hospitality

Georgia Military Institute Regulations Circa 1862

Mural of Cadet Drills at the Georgia Military Institute

Historic Cannon in Lobby 

Prattville Dragoons Commander Posing Across from Registration Desk

Paining of Antebellum Mansion in Hilton Lobby 

Paining of Confederate Locomotive in Hilton Lobby

Painting of Lee and Grant at Appomattox in Hilton Lobby

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